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No good humor in frosty Pa. frozen treat feud - phillyBurbs.com : Weird News:

No good humor in frosty Pa. frozen treat feud - phillyBurbs.com : Weird News:: "Police are hoping the threat of losing their permits will be
enough to thaw the frosty relationship of two Pennsylvania ice cream truck drivers"

These bad boys accuse each other of trying to run the other off of the road. The police told them to chill out or get frozen out of the lucrative ice cream biz.

Chow Down Challenge

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Gluttony is getting celebrated again. Isn't it amazing how companies are still doing this today? Do you have any memories of restaurants, etc., having such contests? What do you remember? Did you participate? What are your feelings about it?

To Save a Life -- A Film Worth Seeing

To Save a Life is a great film for teens and young adults. It goes to the heart of issues that impact them like temptation and consequences, peer pressure, and fitting in with the cool crowd. Even those of us who are older grapple with many of the same things.

The story is about a high-school basketball star whose new-found fame puts him at a crossroads. Will he continue to befriend his companion from his childhood or will he take the bait to be the biggest guy on campus? Jake Taylor makes his decision and his choice has ramifications for nearly everyone in his life but most especially for him.

Though drug and alcohol abuse and mild profanity are present in the film, it is a great movie to get people thinking about such questions as the following:

"Is my life one that adds to others in a meaningful way or am I out just for myself?"

"Does it really matter which road I choose?"

Watch the film and you decide.

God Uses Styrofoam Cups

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Some people may be a little shocked at the title. What is he talking about? Is he implying that the Lord doesn’t care about the environment? God wants to fill the planet up with trash that doesn’t ever go away? The simple answer is no, that’s not at all what I am saying.

This past Sunday, we had a drama group and my wife sent me out with a supply list and a target store to get said items (no reference here to the store by that name). While her mission was to make a lunch for the crew, mine was to get what she needed. On the way, perhaps it was God impressing His will upon me or His work in my heart over time, I prayed, “Lord, I am pastor of my church but help me to be a pastor, a shepherd, to the people of this community.”

After nearly completing the list at the store, I had only one missing item, styrofoam cups. “What do I do?” I wondered. “Time is of the essence and price is always a good thing to think about. Where do I go?” I dismissed a local supermarket chain becaus…

Wil Varner's Response to the Death of Bin Laden